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Nov 21

Council Agenda Upcoming News

Posted on November 21, 2022 at 3:56 PM by Brittany Rutkowski

AgendaGraphicIn addition to the regular business, the following items will be before City Council for consideration tonight:   

We are pleased to announce that we will be installing an Electric Vehicle Charging Station at the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center parking lot.  Thompson Electric will be handling the installation at a cost not to exceed Thirty-Four Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Nine Dollars and No Cents ($34,739.00).   An EPA grant will pay for the equipment and the City may be reimbursed by NOPEC for the installation.

The City has also received a grant from NEORSD for the Timberlane Sanitary Relief Sewer Project.  The NEORSD MCIP Grant Agreement is before City Council this evening. The purpose of this project is to alleviate basement flooding in the northwest section of the City that most often occurs during heavy rain events. The project scope is to install sanitary relief sewers from Cedar and Campus, Green to Ranch, Greenlawn to Beachwood Boulevard and Timberlane Road to Halcyon Road.  Phase 1 of this project has an estimated cost of $3.5 Million Dollars.

There are several contract renewals before City Council this evening:

In an effort keep our residents well informed, we are requesting the renewal of the Beachwood Buzz and our PR Consultant June Scharf. To streamline our contract process, we are asking Council to consider 3-year contracts.  

Additionally, we are recommending the renewal of our contract appointing Joe Ciuni as City Engineer for a 3-year term. GPD has served the City of Beachwood for nearly 30 years and the firm has extensive knowledge and understanding of the City’s roads, infrastructure, sewer system, and funding opportunities. Based upon their overall capabilities, knowledge, competitive rates, and overall experience with the City, the administration is recommending Mr. Ciuni’s re-appointment as City Engineer.

The City will be presenting to City Council a Development Agreement for the vacant 10-acre site at 3663 Park East Drive. New construction is planned to create a mixed-use project estimated at over $200 million. The project will bring an estimated 406 jobs and generate an anticipated income tax payroll of $20 million. A Non School TIF is proposed to offer public financing so the City schools will receive full funding in connection with the project.  The total incentive for this project is estimated at 5% of the total project costs.  

Council recently passed legislation to accept grant monies from FEMA for the 2021 Assistant to Firefighters Grant. The legislation this evening is to authorize us to use this grant to reimburse the purchase costs of custom breathing air compressors and a fill station for the City of Beachwood Fire Department. The project estimate is $58,496.00 and the equipment will be purchased through the National Purchasing Partners intergovernmental cooperative. 

You are invited to attend our Council meeting tonight starting at 7 PM.  Our meetings are held at the Beachwood Municipal Center, 25325 Fairmount Boulevard in Council Chambers.  If you cannot attend, our meetings are live streamed and can be viewed at Live Stream/Recorded Meetings or watched at a later date.  For the entire Council agenda, please click Council Agenda.